The Oceanside City Council is considering the LA / Vegas style billboards once again. You may remember, the request for an electronic billboard at state route 78 and Rancho Del Oro was shut down last year – this time there are two up for approval at SR 78 / Rancho Del Oro and SR 76/ Airport Rd, and Oceanside residents are not happy.
The brightly lit, flashing, 60 ft. high (6 stories) by 30 ft. wide billboards are are proposed on city owned property and as the petition says, residents have multiple reasons to be concerned:
- Distractions to drivers – traffic and accidents on the 78 and 76 are already a strain and a danger to drivers
- Effects on the surrounding homes and environment
- Opening the doors for more – once billboards are approved, more are likely to follow
- Blight in the City of Oceanside – billboards only add a cheap and cluttered look to our seaside community
Community members are circulating the petition below and you can help keep those tacky billboards out of Oceanside.
Please email the city council today!
Be sure to Include your Name and Street Address (to verify residency) and the Subject: NO Electronic Billboards!
Send the petition below or write your own personal email.
To read more on the subject follow the link to the Union Tribune or Coast News articles.